• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Temporary Structures 3


Klára Hosnedlová, Wesley Meuris and artists from the collection of the City of Ostrava: Witold Ciechanowicz, Bohumír Dvorský, Jaroslav Josífko, Petr Markulček, Lubomír Procházka, Stanislav Rypl, Karel Říhovský, Jan Sedláček, Antonín Strnadel, Jiří Surůvka, Antonín Tomek, Věra Tošenovská, Teodor Tunk, Albert Wenk, Vilém Wünsche

Michal Novotný, Marek Pokorný

The exhibitions run throughout the period of PLATO’s activity in the building on Janáčkova St. 22 (former Bauhaus), only the decor part (presentation of paintings and textiles owned by the City of Ostrava) lasts until 11 November, 2018.


The third stage of Temporary Structures, with artists creating the gallery’s support facilities, has resulted in a cloakroom designed by Klára Hosnedlová and a first presentation site (display) by the Belgian artist Wesley Meuris. The decorative-conceptual element of the interior (décor) consists of paintings and textiles owned by the City of Ostrava, replacing the artworks by the winners of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award from the Magnus Art collection.

Temporary Structures is PLATO’s year-long project when the city gallery’s backup facilities in the former Bauhaus are created by artists. Instead of traditional exhibitions we present a library, a bistro, a shop, a cinema and a garden as works of art.

An area of almost 5000 m2 in an empty hobby-market to be used temporarily as a gallery. These initial conditions provoked us to make an experiment in collaboration with artists. Instead of traditional exhibitions we present the gallery’s essential backup facilities, which can be used for at least a few years, until PLATO finally moves to its permanent location in the reconstructed city slaughterhouse.

We have invited artists from the Czech Republic and around the world to take part in the experiment and help us build PLATO’s infrastructure in the course of 2018 and 2019 – gradually, over several subsequent stages of the Temporary Structures project. Simultaneously, the interior also accommodates works from three existing art collections exhibited as a “temporary structure” in its own right.